DesignsbyCarolineOng

Designs by Caroline Ong

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PLEASE NOTE : custom orders are currently limited and will likely take longer than usual. Thank you for understanding.

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Last updated on Jun 2, 2021

Hello and welcome! Thanks for visiting!

PLEASE NOTE : custom orders are currently limited and will likely take longer than usual. Thank you for understanding.

We accept direct checkout as well as PayPal.

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Caroline Ong

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Caroline Ong

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About DesignsbyCarolineOng

Sales 174
On Etsy since 2012

Handcrafted design for everyday life

I began sewing as a 4 year old, begging scraps from my mother and sewing for my dolls. And so began a life long love of the creative process.

After leaving my career as a teacher in 2004 I finally had time to sew again. I casually asked my husband if he would like me to sew something for him - and from the first pair of pajama pants (which he still wears!) I went on to sew many one-of-a-kind dress shirts and bow ties for him as well.

When our son (the "goose") joined our family, his arrival inspired a season of sewing cloth diapers and knitting wool soakers. While working in the church nursery I was frustrated with everyone leaving their child with a forgettable black diaper bag (when the baby needed to be changed - which one was theirs?) - so I began to design and personalize diaper bags for the new moms in our circle of friends. And as the goose has grown his changing seasons of life have inspired by turns little purses for his friends, dress shirts and bow ties on a small scale, play clothes, costumes, superhero capes, pencil cases and treasure bags for his school mates, and many more.

After many years of hearing my husband say "you should sell your bow ties on Etsy" I finally decided to pursue that idea in mid-2012. Each of the items in my shop is something I first designed and created for a friend or family member. As I've "worked out the kinks," I am able little by little to share them in my shop. I'm slowly learning the ins and outs of operating a micro-business, while still enjoying the creative process.

I love to design one-of-a-kind items, so if you see something in my shop or in one of the custom galleries on my facebook page that you enjoy, please contact me about creating a custom order.

Shop members

  • Caroline

    Owner, Designer

    Mid-life mom of one, wife to my plant pathologist husband; runner, knitter, seamstress, mathematics instructor, friend, vegetable gardner, allergy-friendly cook; when I'm not lesson planning I can most often be found in front of my sewing machine.

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
Welcome!

I began sewing as a very young girl begging scraps from my mom and hand stitching doll clothes. Over the years I've enjoyed sewing and creating through several seasons of life.

Many of the designs in my shop have grown out of items I have created for my son, my family, and our friends. Several were inspired as birthday presents for my son (the "goose") 's friends. I am delighted to share these items with you and hope they will be enjoyed just as much by your family! If you have any questions about items in the shop (or an item you would like to see in the shop!), please feel free to contact me.

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